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Ohtani hits 1st HR of season for Angels in 5-4 win vs. Twins


The 30-year-old second baseman, who came to the Angels in a largely unnoticed trade with the Chicago Cubs , had 10 home runs in 396 major league games entering this season.


Jorge Polanco and Marwin Gonzalez each hit two-run homers off Angels starter Tyler Skaggs (4-3), but the Twins weren't able to overcome this uncharacteristic vulnerability by their All-Star right-hander.


Though Ohtani's homer immediately after the gaffe rendered it moot, Gonzalez committed a two-base error when he slightly overran Mike Trout 's line-drive single and startlingly allowed the ball to skip past him into the corner as La Stella scored.


Albert Pujols produced his own blooper for the Angels in the following inning, when he dropped a soft pop-up by Willians Astudillo to first base to put the leadoff man on in the fourth.


Skaggs, David Fletcher and Griffin Canning of the Angels and Byron Buxton, Blake Parker and Mike Morin of the Twins are scheduled for a joint visit to a local children's hospital on Tuesday morning.


Twins: DH Nelson Cruz sat out with a sore left wrist, but an MRI test revealed no structural damage.






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